Just a friendly reminder from World Grappling Games that the 6th Annual American International Championships are just a week away, taking place on NEXT Saturday November the 18th! Not only do we have an after Party at TAPOUT TACO but we get to watch the UFC on a 20 foot x 20 foot Projection screen TV!!! There are also many other TV’s throughout as well, and both the tournament and the UFC after party are located in Long Beach.
We want to apologize to anyone that has registered and couldnt find the payment link. We have had a hard time getting our site 100%. We are looking for a good webmaster…. hint hint…. So If you already preregistered or are going to preregister, you will be emailed a payment link on monday morning to complete the process.
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So far we have already confirmed that this year’s ADCC North American Trials champions and veterans Chris Moriarty, Sim Go, Rick Macauley, and Alberto Crane will all be competing. There are possible super fights in the works as well as competitors from every part of the map.
This will be a great way not only to witness jiu-jitsu and submission grappling history, but to be a part of it as well. For those of you unfamiliar with the history of the prestigious American International Championships, just keep reading!
There is an old Chinese proverb that states: “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” These words of wisdom can be applied quite effectively when one thinks about the way that most of today’s world class Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, and Mixed Martial Arts super stars started their illustrious careers by competing at the American International Championships held annually in Long Beach, California.
Grappling legends such as Dean Lister, Marc Laimon, Leozinho Viera, Margarida, Alberto Crane, and Cassio Werneck. The next generation of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Ryron Gracie and Ralek Gracie. The new breed of American jiu-jitsu stars in Mike Fowler, Rafael Lovato Jr., Nam Phan, Jeff Glover, and Bill Cooper. Ultimate Fighters like Diego Sanchez, Keith Jardine, B.J. Penn, Tony DeSouza, and Ricco Rodriguez. The top female grapplers in the world in Gazzy Parman, Leka Viera, and Nori Avellan. Even On The Mat’s very own Scotty Nelson and the Grappler’s Quest’s Brian Cimins have graced the mats at the American International Championships.
These competitors have honed their competition skills here and have gone on to become super stars at the ADCC World Championships, the Mundials, Pan Americans, and Grappler’s Quest. They have become household names by competing on The Ultimate Fighter reality show, as well as the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Some have also gone on to become coaches and form some of the most talented competition teams in the world.
The American International Championship’s sixth annual installment, which features both gi and no-gi competition is set to take place on November 18, 2006 in Long Beach, California at the Long Beach City College. With the amount of success and prestige that this event has garnered over the past five years it’s no wonder that this year’s competition is set to be even bigger, better, and more competitive by attracting top level competition from all over the world, along with the up and coming generation in the men’s, women’s, and children’s divisions that are destined to become world champions, ultimate fighters, and household names, such as the ones mentioned above. Could one of those people be you?
The competition is just as exciting to watch as it is to compete in and spectator tickets can be purchased at the gate.